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aroma of anona bloom has no bearing on flavor of fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
« on: June 18, 2019, 12:18:54 PM »
"Damn Behl that's good stuff did you graft it on new growth? also which varity was longan?"

its a sucker of known longan variety which was removed by previous owner, I have been trying to kill this sucker for 3 years, until last year I decided to graft onto this fighting seedling. it worked.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
« on: June 18, 2019, 10:54:58 AM »
its a simple graft like every other graft you do. I have done veneer, cleft, on both green and mature wood, although hardened green wood has gotten better results. Also timing is perfect for grafting even now.

Somehow I have cocktail lychee on longan and lychee Rootstock, it may be tough nut to crack but somehow I got good success. I have
No Mai tze
Sweetheart
Peerless
Kwa Luk
Mai pink

All on hakip tree

Below are NMZ and sweetheart. The biggest is sweetheart. Notice these are holding fruits









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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
« on: June 17, 2019, 04:21:14 PM »
I got the ones that were donated from China, I got two of them. They also had No Mai Tze # 2 and I got that as well

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
« on: June 17, 2019, 02:03:03 PM »
So Cal Update:

my graft of No Mai Tze is growing very well, it appears to be aggressive grower, and it holds fruits very well. Although my grafts are young, I am very happy to report that this variety may be better suited for So Cal. I have it on both longan and hakip rootstocks.

No Mai Tsze is a slow grower, even in China. The mature trees are only 1/3 to 2/3 the size of other varieties. My NMT air layer is growing agonizingly slow. Behl, you might be onto something grafting it onto Longan if you are getting vigorous growth. Please post a picture of the fruit once it matures. The fruit has a distinct look to it. Itís kind of pebbly skinned.

Simon

will do Simon. grafts on Halkip lychee rootstock are slower in growth, while on longan are matching pace with sweet heart. it will b interesting to see how they perform going forward. Source of these wood was hawaii USDA so chances of it being real are quite high.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
« on: June 17, 2019, 12:09:29 PM »
So Cal Update:

my graft of No Mai Tze is growing very well, it appears to be aggressive grower, and it holds fruits very well. Although my grafts are young, I am very happy to report that this variety may be better suited for So Cal. I have it on both longan and hakip rootstocks.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with Citrus Leaves
« on: June 11, 2019, 03:34:30 PM »



First flush...the fun begins.  I did not see any damage on first flush last year.

TFN
I never see CLM on the first flush as it is too cool for the insects to fly. Even second flush may not have them. Ambient temps need to be in upper 70's consistently for those moths.  The third flush and they will hit the flush hard. Also, once you see the flush its too late as the worm is already in the leaf, immune to any topical spray. 
I see flower buds.  You will kill bees applying imidacloropid (sp?) before flowering is over.

well the picture contradicts with your statement about first flush, see that flower? its normally during first flush. Last year my entire tree was badly infected at first flush and I sprayed need oil and lost all flowers and small fruit sets. This year, no issues as of 2nd flush. I will keep an eye.

time to change the lure as we are heating up now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 soCal weather
« on: June 11, 2019, 11:53:07 AM »
hit 105 on Sunday, 106 yesterday, and could top 107 today. these high temps are bad news for mango fruitlets and specially Cherimoya small fruits and flowers. they will get fried in wake of near single digit humidity

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with Citrus Leaves
« on: June 11, 2019, 11:40:06 AM »
confirming second flush is now clean as well. looks like Bayer advanced and traps combined did the trick. not sure which one did what. but attractant trap lure is only on big tree, other two smaller trees have yellow sticky pads. all three were given bayer treatment.

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Hi Fellow Gardeners,

I have Booth cherimoya budwood available. Just tasted its first fruit in 2 yrs and it was amazing, its also a late cherimoya. Anyone interested, please PM ASAP,

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Hello Members ,

My 1st harvest Of Maha & Cotton Candy Mango, they both flowered

Cotton Candy flowered 1/19 , the Maha 2/19 .

Any idea when harvest time would be , I donít want to jump the gun this year 😉

Thanks Ed







hang on and give me the address, mangoes must stay on until I get there LOL. Maja can ripen on tree but picked green at color turn gives best flavor in CA. No clue about Cotton Candy

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on stunted mango trees that grow only 4 feet in 4 years, dont bother, those are root bound or their roots are not establishing, I have yanked suck trees only to find the trees hanging on tiny roots, barely staying alive. Mangoes takeoff in 2nd year and if they dont by 3rd, there is permanent problem, you are better off yanking them, I dont recommend 15 gal mango trees to be put into ground, majority of such potted plants are root bound and dont respond well unless you get lucky OR really know how to push them hard.

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as of now, I have not struck any deal with the farm supply store. damn manager has not returned my calls. that being said, if you go there you can always pay their asking price of $30 to $34/bag. I was trying to save more but oh well, what's $3/bag if you need to fertilize go ahead.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: 2019 Indian Mango Season
« on: May 03, 2019, 04:46:57 PM »
I was in Cerritos yesterday but did not buy as mangoes had no smell to them. Also Frank tipped me saying majority are not good. I will wait for late May batch

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Australian Finger Lime Culture
« on: April 24, 2019, 10:44:54 PM »
Mine fruited in last 6 weeks and size is already 2 inches. You think it will continue to mature bigger as it gets to harvest in fall?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Breeding: Mango pairings
« on: April 24, 2019, 11:42:33 AM »
I am interested in what varieties you would plant together in the interest of creating a new variety and why they are paired together?

For hybrids, I would go with polyembriyonic varieties. Use the top 5. Lemon zest, peach cobbler, sweet tart, honey kiss, Pina colada, pineapple pleasure, CAC, etc. There will be one sprout out of all these that will be different from clones. That's the one you should be after. It's a 3-5 yr project but well worth it

I have lemon zest seedling that is 4 yr old, may bloom this year, ifruit was next to Maha chinok, and have coconut cream two seedlings that are in bloom now.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red fleshed apples
« on: April 24, 2019, 11:38:21 AM »
Interesting. What's the flavor like?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Australian Finger Lime Culture
« on: April 24, 2019, 11:36:33 AM »
Well that sucks. I will see how big mine grows. I also have grafted one from UCR Citrus Valley collection.

Has anyone fruited regular size in US?

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I have been collecting mango seeds for the last couple weeks and I have been wrapping each one in wet paper towel then seal it inside a ziploc bag.

Every couple of days the paper gets dark and very often rot starts to build and as soon as I notice it, I wash the seed and wrap it in a new paper. It seems that so far the main root is still pushing in some of them.

I was wondering if any of you is familiar with sanitizing the seeds, maybe bleaching? Should sanitizing chemicals have a negative effect on the sprouting process? If that's possible, it could probably save me some time replacing the paper.

I cannot use soil at this point and I can't plant the seed in the ground. The whole point is that I'm traveling overseas and I wanted to take with me some seeds but the only way I could think of to save the seeds until then was to try and sprout them, unless you know of a better way to preserve the seeds for a couple weeks.

Thank you!

I found if you make paper towel too wet, it will cause mold, if you make it wet and squeeze out by hand lose moisture, then wrap, put in garage, it will not get mold and will sprout much faster.

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we got 30 so far. lets get it to 50 and we will probably get better prices. need 20 more.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Australian Finger Lime Culture
« on: April 23, 2019, 06:56:15 PM »
Here is picture of my Australian finger lime fruiting. Bought a 3 gal for $23 from home Depot in Jan, put into ground immediately. It's in full sun. It put one fruit from 2 flowers from winter, it's blooming again, is it year round producer?




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya Masterpiece
« on: April 21, 2019, 11:26:43 PM »
Beautiful tree Behl! I use to like multigrafted trees that was until a few years growing then 2-3 cultivars will take over the tree. Behl, it looks like you selected yr var. well....

Would be interesting to see which outgrows which.

These are all similar growth varieties. Still pruning maintenance is needed to keep all in check

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Cherimoya Masterpiece
« on: April 21, 2019, 11:24:59 PM »
But will each variety really give you fruit?

Yes, I have been enjoying cocktail fruits for a while. All produce well.

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Please post on another thread understand buy sell trade. Thanks

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